Regular visitors to Cookslovak site are already familiar with Tatratea, the Slovak tea-based alcoholic drink from under the High Tatras. The Tatratea brand is relatively new, but the tradition of fortified tea drinking at the High Tatras chalets is not. It started centuries ago in the homes of hardy mountain folk, who used herbal tea … Continue reading Sunrays – a summer taste of Tatratea
What comes in your mind when you hear the word Tatratea? A hot drink? A party with friends? Or the High Tatras - Slovakia's most dramatic mountains? Well, all images are relevant to Tatratea, the Slovak alcoholic drink with many faces and flavours. I first got a taste of 'tatranský čaj' on my hiking tours with … Continue reading Wolfpack – a taste of Tatratea
The High Tatras - our most spectacular mountains - were bathing in the warm August sunshine when we sat in a cable car taking us to Skalnaté pleso, a mountain lake at the altitude of 1751 metres. Skalnaté pleso (or Rocky Lake) was the starting point for our walking trip that day. We expected it to be a walk - not … Continue reading A Taste of the High Tatras
Chai, tchai, le the, te, caj, cha, che, herbata, tae, el te, tea - how many different words for this popular drink do you know? And how strong is your penchant for a really good cup of tea when travelling around the world? Surely the tea in England will be served in a different way … Continue reading Ready for a cup of tea?
I don't think you know our spectacular mountains, unless you've been to Slovakia, or have done a thorough research on the country's top tourist attractions. With more than 29 peaks over 2500 m high, the High Tatra mountains rightly deserve their name, and much more than just a casual visit. It's an area of outstanding … Continue reading The High Tatras or Vysoke Tatry